The greatest damage to the city and the Democratic Party in 1968 came from the television images of the mayhem beamed 'round the world and seared into the memories of a generation of Americans.
Recent events have led many to compare today to the summer of '68. On the eve of the GOP convention, sociologist Todd Gitlin tells NPR's Lynn Neary about the ways it's similar, and how it's not.
Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. But will his supporters vote for her? NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Nicole Castillo and T. Lee Shostack, both Sanders supporters.
When so many Americans dislike their Democratic and Republican candidates for president, what about a third-party candidate? NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben discusses those chances with NPR's Lynn Neary.
The party in Cleveland is about to get started — the Republican party that is. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the preparations for the GOP convention, which begins Monday.
A parade of speakers begins tomorrow when the GOP convention starts in Cleveland. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, who will be one of those addressing the crowd.
Donald Trump and his running mate pick, Gov. Mike Pence, are heading to Cleveland for the Republican Party convention. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about Trump's choice.
In a conversation with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the Republican speaker of the House suggests how different the focus at the party's upcoming convention might have been, had he been leading the ticket.
Race, geography, and celebrity have taken on major (and, perhaps unexpected) roles in the 2016 campaign
Donald Trump's older children are intimately involved in his campaign. Less involved is his wife, Melania. But if he wins the White House, she'll have the most prominent role of all: First Lady.
Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump appeared today for the first time with his vice presidential running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Pence brings a popularity with the base that could help Trump.
Business owner Joyce Banjac, college Republican Christian Pancake, Trump for Cuyahoga's Steve Herbik, and small business president Stacey Polk discuss being Republican this election year.
The coup in Turkey failed but the country is far from stable. The president accuses a religious leader in the U.S. of involvement. Al Jazeera's Abderrahim Foukara talks about the next steps in Turkey.
It's a big increase in Trump's fundraising but because of how the fundraising committees were set up, Trump's campaign only gets to keep a fraction of the money.
"I've found the leader who will help us deliver a safe society and a ...really prosperous society for all Americans," Trump said. "Indiana Governor Mike Pence was my first choice."
Days of devastating events rooted in the tension between African-Americans and police prompt political leaders to speak frankly about bigotry and what they think should be done to stop it.
House Speaker Paul Ryan needs to support his Republican Party, but he also needs to support its presumptive nominee Donald Trump without damaging his own attempts to make the party more inclusive.
The Republican convention begins on Monday, and the Democrats get their turn the following week. Writer Thomas Mallon gives Linda Wertheimer a reading list to prepare for the conventions.
NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Robert P. Jones, author of "The End of White Christian America."
NPR's Linda Wertheimer takes a look at the week's big political stories with NPR's Ron Elving, including the vice presidential pick for the Republicans.